COVID-19 Cases Reported to Toronto Eaton Center Store

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A confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported at a store in Toronto’s Eaton Center, according to the company that owns and operates the downtown mall.Cadillac Fairview (CF) said in a memo dated Monday to customers that Uniqlo, the clothing store affected by the case, immediately contacted management of the mall and Toronto Public Health. The store had also arranged to undergo a thorough cleaning as directed by public health officials.

Cadillac Fairview did not say whether the case involved an employee, customer or contractor, or when exactly the case was reported. Uniqlo said in a statement to CBC Toronto that the case was at the end of July, but provided no further details on the case.

“The customer and CF have taken the necessary steps as advised by Public Health by arranging a thorough cleaning of the customer area,” Cadillac Fairview said in the memo.

Cadillac Fairview said it had taken its own steps to protect buyers, but had no plans to close the mall.

“At the same time, CF undertook additional cleaning of all elevator banks, catering tables, seats in common areas, doors and stair handrails and all other important contact points in the area. complex, ”he says in the memo.

“At this time, no further action is required and the building can remain open for business. ”

Other stores are urged to follow Uniqlo’s lead and immediately report any case of COVID-19 among employees, contractors or customers to mall management and public health, Cadillac Fairview added in the memo.

“Working together in this open and transparent manner will go a long way in minimizing risks for all occupants,” he said.

Employees take action to prevent spread of virus, says Uniqlo

In its statement, Uniqlo said, “Right now, all employees are taking the necessary social distancing measures and taking other precautions so that we no longer spread this virus. ”

To protect employees and customers throughout the mall as the pandemic continues, Cadillac Fairview said it has implemented “special cleaning” in all common areas and what it calls “high touch points” regularly deployed measures to encourage physical distance, including hand washing. signs in the restrooms and increased the supply of hand sanitizers in the mall.

“We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will continue to provide updates as they are received,” he said.

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